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Holland America Line Volendam Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to the Southern Caribbean

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"Because of this cruise, I am no longer feeling the love I used to feel as a 3 star mariner on HAL. We had a very spacious cabin 2555, but in the 16 days we were in it, the air conditioning never worked and the..."Read More
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MischiefNM

10+ Cruises

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Rollercoaster of highs and lows

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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MischiefNM

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Because of this cruise, I am no longer feeling the love I used to feel as a 3 star mariner on HAL. We had a very spacious cabin 2555, but in the 16 days we were in it, the air conditioning never worked and the toilet never flushed properly. This is an inside wheelchair cabin, so in the hot Caribbean temperatures, a non-working toilet plus no a/c was a living hell. I of course complained ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Great for the older crowd.

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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Gentleman Traveler

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As always, the ship, crew and food were great! The biggest issue was that more modern venues for entertainment have been shut down on the smaller boats. In the Ocean bar, the trio band (think older standards for ballroom dancing) played every night till 10pm and then at 11pm the cruise entertainment person took on the additional duty of DJ for the only dance floor left on the boat. Since it was ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Relaxing cruise

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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KENCHURCH

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Just what you want for a Southern Caribbean Cruise, relaxation. Wonderful ports plus lots of days at Sea on a smaller ship with about a 1000 passengers. Tobago was like the Caribbean of past decades.. beach pretty empty, water clear to 10 feet, beautiful brightly colored fish swimming all around. Barbados still our number 1 Island, Aruba, Curaçao, Trinidad, Tobago, St. John, St. Martin, grand ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Worst cruise ever

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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fluff67068

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

While one expects to have an older cruise passengers on a Holland America ship. With this said that with the money I spent I would expect like hot water and clean rooms. The first night the room had a musty moldy smell like maybe it had a leak at sometime and hadn’t been cleaned properly. My friend had gone through some lung issues just before the cruise so the second day he was sick ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Lanai Ocean-View Stateroom


Wonderful Cruise Itinerary, But Cost Cutting Even More Evident

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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LORDBOWDON

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

You may wonder why I only gave this a 4 star review, when for all the sub-items below I have rated them as 5 stars. The answer is because the ship had just come out of a two week dry dock, and as a result, many cabins, and some hallways had been flooded, and had no hot water or HVAC. One is always warned never to take the first cruise after a refit, and fortunately, I was not significantly ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Great fun minus a little luster

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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mama2bifs

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

My daughter and I booked this cruise wanting some sun and fun and a vacation over a week long. This was great. We know HAL well and her pace suits our needs. We LOVE food, being waited on, quiet time, and a little entertainment. We don't care about lot of drinking and don't want to be onboard with a bunch of screaming kids or drunks. So that did eliminate some cruise lines for us. This was ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Volendam - 12 March 08 to 22 March 08

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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bbcsquash

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This is our 13th cruise and our second on Holland America (HAL). The cruise was excellent and we plan to sail HAL more in the future. We stayed with friends in south Florida for a few days before our cruise. Our friends dropped us off at the pier in Ft. Lauderdale. The check-in was very quick and painless. We were on the ship within probably 15 minutes - the quickest and easiest cruise check-in we ...
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Sail Date: March 2008

Cabin Type: Large Outside Stateroom (fully obstructed views)


Volendam - Southern Caribbean

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flaed

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

We live in Naples, FL and we decided to drive to Ft. Lauderdale, FL the day before the cruise (Dec 12, 2006) and stay at the Sleep Inn in Dania, FL the night before. (We had had a bad scene with the last cruise - a three-hour wait for the Cruise Connection bus leaving Ft. Lauderdale on the last cruise.) The motel was close to the Cruise port, easy to get to (I-75 from Naples, via I-595 east, via ...
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Sail Date: December 2006

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Volendam - Southern Caribbean

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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NoNoNanette

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

HAL First Timers IMPRESSED! Volendam 12/03/06 This was our 6th cruise. Our first time on Holland America. Previously, we've sailed CARNIVAL, ROYAL OLYMPIA and PRINCESS. I can honestly say that HAL exceeded our expectations. During our travels, I keep a journal. I'm going to type excerpts from this. I'm hoping that this will be helpful to those of you who have never sailed with this line ...
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Sail Date: December 2006

Cabin Type: Verandah Suite


Volendam - Southern Caribbean

Review for Volendam to Caribbean - Southern

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Seavoyage

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

My husband, our friends and I have just returned from a glorious 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise on the Holland America, Volendam. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful time we had. We have happily traveled with Holland America several times prior and this time was no exception. Our sincerest thanks to Captain Eversen, Hotel Manager Hannen and all of the wonderful Volendam staff that made ...
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Sail Date: November 2006

Cabin Type: Neptune Deluxe Verandah Suite


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